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Callouts in 2020

As we begin a new year, we always look back and analyse the previous twelve months. During 2020 our team of dedicated Doctors attended a total of 203 emergency callouts. These ranged across the width and breadth of our county. The BEEP Doctors were on hand to assist the paramedics at the scene and offer… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors now cover the whole of Cumbria

We are excited to announce the induction of several new doctors, which means BEEP Doctors now cover the whole of Cumbria We now have 16 volunteer doctors on the BEEP team, coming from both general practice and emergency medicine backgrounds, who bring their knowledge and skills to complement Cumbria’s fantastic paramedic colleagues. The new additions… Read more »

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Getting to know our Doctors

John Ferris has been a BEEP Doctor for nearly 5 years now and chatted about being part of the BEEP team over the festive period. I’m based in Keswick and cover an area north up to Silloth, west to Seascale, east to Penrith and the M6B Motorway, however we are occasionally called to incidents much… Read more »

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Seconds Matter – A Doctors Account

A report from Dr Amit Paik about life as a BEEP Doctor. When lives are at risk, seconds matter.   Research shows, the sooner sick patients can be provided with emergency care at the scene of an accident, the greater their chance of survival. We call this the “golden hour” in adults and even “platinum… Read more »

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Mountain Rescue: Case Study

Daniel Oakaby, 36 from Devon was on a rock climbing and camping holiday in August 2020 with friends in the Lake District when he was involved in an accident.  Working alongside Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team and the Police, the BEEP Doctors were called to help.  Our Dr John ferris was on the scene… Read more »

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Friends of BEEP

All charities rely heavily on volunteers helping in a variety of ways and ensuring the good work continues tirelessly all year round. These individuals are generous with their time, their ideas and their smiles, which all go a long way and are greatly appreciated by all of us involved at BEEP. Our plans for this… Read more »

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Donating and Making a Difference

We know there are hundreds of charities for everyone to choose from but supporting a local charity where the difference made is tangible is rewarding for all parties. How can your donations make a difference to our Cumbrian charity? A one-off donation could fill our emergency vehicle with fuel. A monthly direct debit of £10… Read more »

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Handy first aid skills to know

Our doctors are on call 24/7 and will be at the side of someone in need as quick as they can. Would you be able to help someone if they needed assistance before paramedics arrived? At home, at work or in the street? Basic first aid skills can be life-saving and this knowledge could enable… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors raise £881

BEEP Doctors raise ?881.? The BEEP Doctors were invited by Marks and Spencer in Penrith to do a charity collection.? Volunteers visited the store on Friday and Saturday and raised a fantastic ?881.? All the money raised will go towards providing new kit and equipment for the twelve volunteer doctors who work across Cumbria. Thank… Read more »

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Updates on Call Outs for October 2019

BEEP Fund Call Outs – In October a BEEP Fund Doctor was called by North West Ambulance Service to the following: RTC: 6 Other Trauma: 2 Cardiac Arrest: 3